Food in the Garden

Dawn Gardens are mainly for ornamental plants but I installed some vegetable beds and a fruit orchard for clients who want to see how it is done.


Raspberry ‘Heritage’

Raspberry ‘Fall Gold’


Bartlett Pear


Dwarf Peach

6 different types peaches grafted on one tree

Pluerry (Plum/Cherry hybrid)



Persimmon (Diospyros kaki ‘Hachiya’)

Dwarf Pomegranate (Punica granata ‘Compacta’)

Owari Satsuma Mandarin

Besides the Kumquat this is the only citrus that will survive at Dawn Gardens because the temperatures can get down below 25 degrees. This tangerine is delicious, easy to peel and has no seeds.

Yellow Delicious Apple

Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum)

Strawberry Guava (Psidium cattelianum ‘Red Strawberry‘)

Fiveleaf Akebia (Akebia quinata). Edible fruit on a fast growing vine which is also used in making cane furniture.


The vegetable garden is made up of 7 4’x7′ garden beds made of 1/4″ steel plate welded together at the corners.

Since the beds are raised above the ground there is good drainage. Every year I add a wheelbarrow full of compost to each bed before planting.

The winter and spring garden is a mix of lettuce cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts.

Peas and sweet peas are grown on the wire trellises.


The green tassels indicate that the fertilization is not complete. The yellow or brown tassels show that the fertilization is complete. 70 days from seed to harvest.

Corn stalks are good fall decorations.

Asparagus – first year from planting in pot with Thyme

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